A huge blast has rocked a chemical factory in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, the city council says on its website. The blast wave reportedly shattered windows in houses in a radius of several kilometers.

The explosion reportedly took place at 12:10pm local time.

#UKRAINE: Blast rocks chemical plant in #Donetsk, militia claims Kiev fired tactical missile http://t.co/4OCCdwf4zbpic.twitter.com/4sidy4qqso

— RT (@RT_com) October 20, 2014

Local militia has said that the plant was targeted by a tactical Tochka-U missile (SS-21 Scarab).RT’s team in Donetsk is trying to verify this information.

RT correspondent Roman Kosarev posted on his Twitter account that the blast was heard across the city.

“We are now checking the information that a ballistic missile ss-21was used,” he tweeted.

Now investigating reports of ballistic missile ss-21 scarab hitting #Donetskwindows blown out across the city.pic.twitter.com/2KrStCnRx3

— Roman Kosarev (@Kosarev_RT)October 20, 2014

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